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United States Healthcare Spending by Race and Ethnicity 2002-2016


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2002 - 12/2016
Data type

This dataset includes estimates of total health care spending in the US for 6 race/ethnicity groups by 6 types of care, sex, 19 age groups, and 7 health condition, as well as an aggregate of all health conditions, for the years 2002-2016. To produce these estimates, data on self-reported race and Hispanic ethnicity, age, sex, insurance coverage, knowledge of having key health conditions, and information about health system encounters (visits, admission, or prescriptions), diagnoses, and healthcare spending were extracted from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (2002-2016), the National Health Interview Survey (2002; 2016), and the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (2002-2012). These data were combined with healthcare spending estimates form the Disease Expenditure Project (1996-2016). Estimates are reported in inflation-adjusted 2016 US dollars.